Basic Install Tips – 2D Hanging

This how-to resource is a basic introduction to wall hanging primarily for volunteer run or community arts organistaions. Although written mainly for volunteer based organisations, a lot of this information is relevant for individuals working within a variety of arts spaces.

These installation tips give a breif overview of things to consider and equipment to have on hand when installing 2D wall based artwork in a variety of settings. Aspects covered include:

  • Laying out your exhibition;
  • Basic formulas and measurements for hanging heights and visual eyelines;
  • Essential tools and fittings for artwork installation; and
  • Things to consider for installer health and safety.



Exhibition and Display Basics by Museums Australia Victoria
Curatorial Toolkit by 2010 Legacies Now
Lighting for displays – Smithsonian American Art Museum